We believe in our abilities against the Spanish national team: Costa Rica coach

Costa Rica’s players take part in a training session at Al Ahli SC Stadium in Doha on November 22, 2022. (Photo by Raul Arboleda / AFP)

Doha: Costa Rica’s national team coach, Colombian Luis Fernando Suarez, did not hide his great desire to win against the Spanish national team on Wednesday, in their first meeting at the World Cup FIFA, Qatar 2022, for Group E competitions which include Germany and Japan.

He added in a statement today during the pre-match press conference: “It is logical to say that it will be a difficult confrontation, and we must be at the top of our level and play with great concentration while throughout the 90 minutes.”

Costa Rica’s Colombian coach Luis Fernando Suarez. (Photo by Raúl Arboleda / AFP)

Suarez went on to say “Everyone is very excited to show the distinguished level after the strong preparations we went through, we hope to get a positive result in tomorrow’s game, especially as we did a great job. in defense, and we will rely on our offensive strength, we will not change our style, but we will try to change the way of playing according to the nature of the team in competition, and the most important thing is to be on top of concentration.”

The 62-year-old Costa Rican coach indicated that the Spanish national team plays with high tactics and cannot be deceived, and must follow a style of play that allows the Costa Rican national team to stop the danger Spanish, especially in midfield. .

He concluded: “The starting line-up that will take part in tomorrow’s showdown has not been decided, and there are some things that we will finish today, and we are looking forward to winning, and if we give our best , we can achieve it, and we believe in our abilities, and we want to be world champions and we have the desire.”

For his part, Costa Rica national team midfielder Bryan Ruiz confirmed his confidence in all players’ ability to achieve a positive result against the Spanish national team tomorrow.

The 37-year-old added: “Our showdown against Spain is important for us and determines the national team’s path to progress to the round of 16, and we have to play with a lot of courage and have the ability to surpass the game. Spanish national team.

He concluded his remarks: “We are waiting for the starting whistle to enter the competitions tomorrow, and everyone is ready for this confrontation. We have many distinguished players in addition to the presence of veteran goalkeeper, Keylor Navas, whose presence is important. and has a lot of experience and is an extra strength that gives us great confidence on the pitch.”

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